Healthy Eating for Kids: Recipes and Nutrition Advice

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Food Groups for Kids: Best and Worst Choices

Eating foods from each food group every day provides most of the nutrients that kids need. Here, find the best and worst choices from each group for your little one.

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Dairy: Best Choices

Best & Worst Dairy

BEST CHOICES:
All fat-free or low-fat (1% milk fat) milks, yogurts, and cheeses with no added sugar
1 cup in the milk and dairy group is equivalent to:
• 1 cup (8 ounces) milk
• 1 cup or 1 (8-ounce) carton of plain yogurt or flavored yogurt sweetened with low-calorie sweetener
• 2 cups cottage cheese
• 1/3 cup shredded cheese
• 1 cheese stick
• 1 1/2 ounces hard cheese (Parmesan, cheddar, Swiss, etc.)
• 1 cup pudding made with fat-free milk and sweetened with low-calorie sweetener

OK CHOICES:
All fat-free or low-fat (1% milk fat) milks, yogurts, and cheeses with added sugar
1 cup in the milk and dairy group is equivalent to:
• 1 cup (8 ounces) chocolate milk
• 1 cup or 1 (8-ounce) carton of flavored yogurt
• 1 cup pudding or low-fat frozen yogurt

LIMIT:
Full-fat milks, cheeses, yogurts, and dairy-based desserts such as ice cream

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